Sunday, November 18, 2007


This Little Light of Mine


Bird Walk

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

OOPS ! Posted this page on Photo ATC's by Mistake

I've been a long time completing these, although they don't actually take too long to make. It's just that I've been working on a couple of other more full size pictures which will appear on my regular blog,

This first card needs a word of explanation. David Hockney has produced a book of paintings called "Hand, Eye , Heart' . They are his impressions of the Wolds and East Yorkshire; his point being I think, that the light in that area of Britain is quite unique. Since I come from East Yorkshire originally, I am fascinated by these paintings. Since I am not what I would call a 'real'
artist, almost all of my full size paintings are copied from original paintings or photographs. To do this helps me learn how to produce certain effects.

In this one (below) I liked Hockney's bare trees, so I took a small part of one of his paintings and copied it, but not exactly, as the background fields are not the same as in his painting. I don't know if this would be called plagiarism, if so I apologize and will remove it. On the other hand, I believe that plagiarism is copying someone else's work and claiming it to be your own. I did this one because I really like the familiar scene. The book, unfortunately, I think is no longer in print. But if you like Hockney's work, try getting it from the library.

A Bit of Hockney

Victorian Lady

Harmony in Red

Blue Heron

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Friday, October 5, 2007

One of Each

One more Impressionistic...

Water Lilies from a Monet

...and one old style.


Thursday, October 4, 2007

More Impressionism

These three ATC's are snippets from full size Monet paintings. I took a small part of the painting and copied and adapted it, just to see what it would come out like.
These are the results. (My Titles)

The Windmill

A French Pastoral Scene

View of the Mediterranean

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Going Impressionistic


Tree of Life

Buxom Lass

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

More at Last

Had a lot of thing going on so haven't been able to get to my ATC's for a while. One of the things that was time consuming was the picture of North Landing at Flamborough which you can see on my other blog Flamblogger. Then we got new carpeting and that was time consuming also. We have also had company quite a few times. So now I'm hoping that I'll get back to doing a few more ATC's and a little more frequently.


Rainy Day


Sunday, August 26, 2007

A Change in Direction

I have been wanting to do a painting (fairly large) of a donkey and fishermen from my village. I have pretty much given up painting with water colors, because I like to do very detailed work and my hand is not steady enough when using a brush any more. So I decided to do an ATC of a donkey's head with Prisma Colors and it came out quite well. But to do a painting , say 8x10, seemed a large space to fill with colored pencils. Then I had the brainwave of combining the two media. Now I am about two thirds of the way through and when I have finished it, which may take a week, I will publish it on my Flamblog, (see side bar for link) where I will explain more of what I did. In the meantime here is Dombey the Donkey.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Another Week's Work

Experimenting with white space on a couple of these. Need more practice at this!


Spiders and Snails

Grass, Leaves and Jars

Saturday, August 11, 2007

A Week's Work


Ping Pong


Flowers and Vase

Thursday, August 2, 2007



Flower Ribbon

Monday, July 30, 2007


Puffins can be seen at Flamborough Head when they

are nesting, then they go out to sea for the rest of the
summer. We did manage to see a couple when we
were there in June, even though the weather was so
bad and we were
lucky to see any at all. But they are such
cute and comical birds.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Experimenting a Little

Carnival Colors

Green Shell

Red Diamond

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Saturday, July 14, 2007


Been on vacation. Got my new scanner.
Ooh -- more expensive than I thought!
Been catching up on some school stuff
but here are three more and hope to
find time to do some more this coming

Spring Rain

Humming Birds

Autumn Leaves

Saturday, May 12, 2007


This will have to be the last for a week or two as my scanner has gone on the blink. I think the bulb has gone and since we leave for three weeks in the UK pretty soon, I'm not sure I'll have time to get it fixed. But I'll be back for sure! In the mean time check out my other two blogs noted in side bar, because I can keep these going from my camera. The scanner will have to wait.

Drops of Gold


Friday, May 4, 2007


Four more ATC's:

Japanese Mirrors

Blue Onion

The next two I posted on Flamblog by mistake,
so now they are in both places.

Wild English Primrose. My favorite wild flower,
along with the snowdrop, but don't think I can
draw snowdrops.

Harebells. They are on such fragile stems that
they really do bend over like this, especially in
the wind.

Monday, April 30, 2007

One More

The Da Vinci Code ---
Flamboyant, with no Meaning!

Saturday, April 28, 2007


Been a long time coming, but had to give my eyes a rest!


Palm Branches


Bamboo Leaves